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Marathon weather expected to be 'overall sunny'

On this sunny spring Saturday, a man fishes

On this sunny spring Saturday, a man fishes in Artist Lake in Middle Island, May 3, 2014. Credit: Ed Betz

Get set for ideal marathon weather Sunday. The National Weather Service said temperatures will likely be in the low to mid 50s and scattered showers aren't likely until afternoon.

"We'll probably see some clouds but overall sunny skies to begin the day," said David Stark in the National Weather Service's Upton office.

Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid to high 60s Sunday.

Runners in Sunday's Long Island Marathon, which starts at 8 a.m. at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale near the Nassau Coliseum, will start out with humidity around 60 percent in the morning and that then becomes drier in the sunlight. Sunday is expected be a bit windier than Saturday, with possible gusts from the west as strong as 25 miles per hour late in the day.

"Nothing really concerning, it will just be a little breezier than today," he said.

The chance of isolated showers will increase Sunday in late afternoon and early evening and could include some thunder, he said. The clouds are expected to clear up Sunday evening.

Sunday's nice weather is expected to bookend a beautiful day Saturday.

Shortly before noon Saturday, temperatures were in the 60s and expected to stay below 70 with possible clouds rolling in later in the day and temperatures falling into the 40s at night. Winds from the south were about 10 miles per hour and humidity hovering at about 40 to 45 percent.

"It's going to be a very nice day," Stark said.

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